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12 of 12, November 2014 edition

My 35th "12 of 12". It's Wednesday. A very cold Wednesday.

The 12 of 12 Challenge was created by Chad Darnell and picked up from a number of random bloggers who then linked back to him and vice versa. Chad stopped doing the 12 of 12 links in December of 2011, but passed the torch to someone else who sadly hasn't been keeping up with it. So as always, I'm giving my shout-out to Blobby of Blobby's Blog as he is the one who inspired me to do it. And still does.

All pictures were taken with my iPhone 4S. Still. I'm kicking it old school these days.

1:00 AM: This is the awesome Ashley counting her tickets. I ended up at JJ's last night. And stayed later than I should have. The Husbear wasn't too pleased about that.
1:00 AM: This is the awesome Ashley counting her tickets. I ended up at JJ's last night. And stayed later than I should have. The Husbear wasn't too pleased about that.
1:47 AM: After JJ's, I went IHOPing with my buddy, Patrick.
1:47 AM: After JJ's, I went IHOPing with my buddy, Patrick.
11:06 AM: After the Husbear left for work, and before I woke up, Luna the dog got sick and threw up and had an accident in the living room. All over the living room. I guess those rugs needed to go finally.
11:06 AM: After the Husbear left for work, and before I woke up, Luna the dog got sick and threw up and had an accident in the living room. All over the living room. I guess those rugs needed to go finally.
11:14 AM: Why is there hay all over the inside of my truck?
11:14 AM: Why is there hay all over the inside of my truck?
12:04 PM: It was suggested to me that I make questionable fashion choices. Or at least the fashion choices a 5 year old would make.
12:04 PM: It was suggested to me that I make questionable fashion choices. Or at least the fashion choices a 5 year old would make.
2:10 PM: Drove home to check on Luna. Apparently it's not going to get any warmer today.
2:10 PM: Drove home to check on Luna. Apparently it's not going to get any warmer today.
2:19 PM: micro taking a nap.
2:19 PM: micro taking a nap.
2:23 PM: Some leaves are still hanging on.
2:23 PM: Some leaves are still hanging on.
3:01 PM: Reading proposed changes to body art rules in Arkansas. You can read them too if you'd like: PDF link.
3:01 PM: Reading proposed changes to body art rules in Arkansas. You can read them too if you'd like: PDF link.
4:31 PM: Meal #3 for the day. Tuna fish. And relish. And mayo.
4:31 PM: Meal #3 for the day. Tuna fish. And relish. And mayo.
8:15 PM: A little grocery shopping on the way home.
8:15 PM: A little grocery shopping on the way home.
8:27 PM: Still cold. Still not liking it.
8:27 PM: Still cold. Still not liking it.
Baker's Dozen: 9:09 PM: Fire good.
Baker's Dozen: 9:09 PM: Fire good.

Until next time...
Erik

12 of 12, October 2014 edition

My 34th "12 of 12".

It's Sunday. A day off from the studio for me.

The 12 of 12 Challenge was created by Chad Darnell and picked up from a number of random bloggers who then linked back to him and vice versa. Chad stopped doing the 12 of 12 links in December of 2011, but passed the torch to someone else who sadly hasn't been keeping up with it. So as always, I'm giving my shout-out to Blobby of Blobby's Blog as he is the one who inspired me to do it. And still does.

All pictures were taken with my iPhone 4S. Still.

3:34 AM: Gambrinous bathroom selfie. I went out beveraging after work yesterday, and didn't get home until then.
3:34 AM: Gambrinous bathroom selfie. I went out beveraging after work yesterday, and didn't get home until then.
11:33 AM: The Husbear tends to use the same utensil when scooping out peanut butter and jelly. Which freaks me out!
11:33 AM: The Husbear tends to use the same utensil when scooping out peanut butter and jelly. Which freaks me out!
11:56 AM: The Husbear is tormenting Luna with a laser. After he stops, she looks for it for hours.
11:56 AM: The Husbear is tormenting Luna with a laser. After he stops, she looks for it for hours.
12:11 PM: My shed. I was supposed to work on this today, but it's been raining.
12:11 PM: My shed. I was supposed to work on this today, but it's been raining.
12:18 PM: Doing a test burn in the wood-burning stove. We had to change out one of the pipe sections (removing the heat exchanger), and we wanted to make sure everything was sealed before winter's cold sets in.
12:18 PM: Doing a test burn in the wood-burning stove. We had to change out one of the pipe sections (removing the heat exchanger), and we wanted to make sure everything was sealed before winter's cold sets in.
3:10 PM: Repairing one of the tattoo studio's computers. It seems some things never change....
3:10 PM: Repairing one of the tattoo studio's computers. It seems some things never change....
3:53 PM: There's a hot, bearded man in this weeks Doctor Who episode "Mummy on the Orient Express". He's in the background a lot. And he kind of reminds me of JP when he has a beard.
3:53 PM: There's a hot, bearded man in this weeks Doctor Who episode "Mummy on the Orient Express". He's in the background a lot. And he kind of reminds me of JP when he has a beard.
8:15 PM: milli is either yawning, or singing...
8:15 PM: milli is either yawning, or singing...
10:15 PM: Bedtime for the Husbear.
10:15 PM: Bedtime for the Husbear.
10:35 PM: Working on this post... and watching some Stargate SG-1.
10:35 PM: Working on this post... and watching some Stargate SG-1.
10:50 PM: Someone is finally tuckered out. And sleeping on the couch in the mudroom that she has destroyed the cushions of.
10:50 PM: Someone is finally tuckered out. And sleeping on the couch in the mudroom that she has destroyed the cushions of.
11:39 PM: The remaining DVDs I still need to rip and transfer into our media server. I guess I should get cracking on that.
11:39 PM: The remaining DVDs I still need to rip and transfer into our media server. I guess I should get cracking on that.

Until next time...
Erik

Solid Questions.

It's another one of those things. You know, filler. Because I don't have anything else coherent to write about.

This was posted on one of the tumblr peeps I follow. So I thought what the heck.

1. First thing you wash in the shower?
I shampoo my hair.

2. Are you more of a coffee or alcohol drinker?
Between those two choices, definitely alcohol.

3. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again?
Well, yes. It was the Husbear after all.

4. Do you plan outfits?
No. Which might explain my lack of fashion sense.

5. How are you feeling RIGHT now?
With my fingers.

6. Whats the closest thing to you that's red?
Some drawing pencils.

7. What would you do if you opened your door and saw a dead body?
"Not again" would probably be the first words out of my mouth. I kid. Or do I?

8. Tell me about the last dream you remember having?
Oddly, I don't remember it. I know I had one, but I can't remember it.

9. Three of your current feelings?
Apathy. Fatigue. Meh. Meh is a feeling, right?

10. What are you craving right now?
Oddly enough, a pepperoni pizza.

11. Turn ons?
Beards and mustaches.
Body hair.
Good tattoos.
Intelligence.
A disarming smile.
Laughter from a real place.

12. Turn offs?
Aggressive manscaping.
Shaving body hair.
General stupidity.
One-uppedness.

13. What comes to mind when I say cabbage?
Stinky.

14. When was the last time you cried? Why?
It might have been on a camping trip, when I had a memory of a deceased buddy of mine.

15. If you could be a superhero, who would you want to be?
I've never really wanted to be a superhero, as they always have a super weakness. And the people around them seem to die a lot.

16. Did the one person who hurt you most in your life apologize?
No.

17. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it?
Neither. I melt it in the microwave before I eat it with a spoon or drink it. Yes, I'm one of those people. When I have it. Lactose issues.

18. Favorite movie ever?
Probably the one I can sit and watch over and over again: "Dogma".

19. Do you like yourself?
On occasion. Mostly not though.

20. Have you ever met a celebrity?
Do porn stars count? And how does one define "celebrity?"

21. Could you handle being in the military?
Probably. I don't think it would be any different than living with my parents. With a lot less bloodshed.

22. What are you listening to right now?
Some Canadian alt-rock station is playing on SiriusXM here in the studio.

23. How many countries have you visited?
None. I've never left the U.S.

24. Are your parents strict?
They were when I lived with them.

25. Would you go sky diving?
Probably not. I'm not really an adrenaline junky. And with my luck the parachute would fail.

26. Would you go out to eat with George W. Bush?
Will he be eating crow?

27. What's on your mind right now?
Pure energy. (Kudos to those of you who get that!)

28. Is there anything you want to say to someone?
Yes. But I've been taught if you can't say something nice....

29. Have you ever been in a castle?
Yes. Not a "real" one, but it was still a castle by definition.

30. Do you rent movies often?
Define "rent." I use Netflix a lot. And other streaming media services as well.

31. Whats your zodiac sign?
I'm supposedly a Gemini. But no one ever believes I am. I don't know that I understand or believe the astrological stuffs though.

32. Would you rather live longer or be wealthy?
Of the two, I'd rather live longer. As long as I'm healthy. If I'm not healthy, I want the money. Or a bullet.

33. Name five facts about yourself.
Some of these are probably recycled, but I don't remember...
1) I wear a size 10.5, but rarely can find my shoe of choice in it. A 10 is too small, and the 11 is too big;
2) Boxers, occasionally briefs, and never no undergarments;
3) I don't know who my birth parents are;
4) I'm rarely comfortable in my own skin;
5) I dress to the left.

34. Ever had a near death experience? If so, what happened?
Not that I recall or know of.

35. Do you believe in karma or predestiny?
I believe the universe always finds balance. Call that karma if you want.

36. Brown or white eggs?
Our chickens mostly lay brown eggs. And several other colors as well.

37. Do you own something from Hot Topic?
Does a goth kid wear black? Hot Topic is the only place locally that carries some of the t-shirts I like with Doctor Who stuff on it.

38. Ever been on a train?
"In" one, yes. That preposition is an important distinction. ;-)

39. Ever been in love?
Duh.

40. If you were paid 1 million dollars to spend the night in a supposed haunted house, would you do it?
Yes. Haunted is overrated.

41. If you could trade places with any person living or dead, who would you trade places with?
Why would I want to do that?

42. If you could shorten your life expectancy by 10 years to become more attractive, would you do it?
That's a tough call. I'd probably say yes because I tend to be more unhappy with how I think I look and observe myself.

43. Whom do you admire and why?
So, the first person that actually popped into my head is the Husbear. Because he's goal-oriented and methodical, although at times he seems like neither.

44. What was your favorite bedtime story as a child?
I don't recall ever being read bedtime stories....

45. You’re walking down the street, you come across a burning building. A woman says her baby is trapped inside, what would you do?
Tell her to suck it up, get with the 21st century, and tell her to run back in and save it herself. Equal rights and all that. Actually, the Boy Scout in me would probably run into the building of it was safe enough.

46. If you could choose the future profession of your son or daughter, would you?
No. They need to find out what makes them happy.

47. What was your best experience on drugs or alcohol?
I really don't know. Alcohol makes me feel and be the way I want to feel and be when I don't have alcohol. I'm more talkative, friendly, open, and relaxed.

48. What was your worst experience on drugs or alcohol?
I think I've been roofied twice. And in a bar fight once. I'm guessing any one of those could be the worst? I've also puked my guts out several times. Those were pretty bad too.

50. As your walking down the street you find a suitcase full of money sitting next to a parked car, would you take it?
This implies that I've already been unethical and opened the suitcase to find out what's in it. So yes, if that was the case. And I'd probably take the parked car too.

51. If you found that a close friend has AIDS, would you still hang out with them?
Yes. It's 2014 for gawds-sake.

52. In front of you are 10 pistols, 5 of which are loaded. If you survive you'd receive 100 million dollars. Would you be willing to place 1 to your head and pull the trigger?
Considering I suck at gambling, no.

53. If you could choose the sex of your unborn child, would you want to?
No.

54. Do you believe in ghosts, werewolves or vampires?
Only in the same way I believe in Santa, God, and the Easter Bunny.

55. If you could live forever, would you want to?
No. Everything becomes cosmic dust eventually. Everything.

56. Which fictional movie character most resembles who you are?
Arthur Dent. From "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy".

57. If you could go back in time, which time period would you visit?
At some point when the dinosaurs lived. Just to see them. And step on a butterfly.

58. If they were to televise a live execution, would you watch it?
Yes. Actually, I think they should start doing that anyway. I think it would curb some of the crime going on if people actually saw the end result.

59. If you could be the president of the USA, would you be willing to do it?
Hell no. I like my own little world that I live in right now, thank you very much. I don't need any more stress.

Until next time...
Erik

12 of 12, July 2014 edition

My 31st "12 of 12".

While it's most of y'alls Saturday, it's my Friday. Which is good, because I'm tired today and could use a weekend of doing nothing. Which won't happen. But that's another post or twelve. But back to today...

The 12 of 12 challenge was created by Chad Darnell and picked up from a number of random bloggers who then linked back to him and vice versa. Chad stopped doing the 12 of 12 links in December of 2011, but passed the torch to someone else who sadly hasn't been keeping up with it. So as always, I'm giving my shout-out to Blobby of Blobby's Blog as he is the one who inspired me to do it.

All pictures were taken with my iPhone 4S.

9:50 AM: I awoke to someone having been bad! I left it for her "daddy" to clean up, since that's his dress shoe and all.
9:50 AM: I awoke to someone having been bad! I left it for her "daddy" to clean up, since that's his dress shoe and all.
10:14 AM: Previously mentioned "someone", doing time in her kennel.
10:14 AM: Previously mentioned "someone", doing time in her kennel.
10:21 AM: Daily ritual visit to local neighborhood Sonic.
10:21 AM: Daily ritual visit to local neighborhood Sonic.
11:26 AM: My room at the studio, prepped for my first client of today.
11:26 AM: My room at the studio, prepped for my first client of today.
11:52 AM: 2 of my 3 cohorts in the tattooing arts.
11:52 AM: 2 of my 3 cohorts in the tattooing arts.
2:15 PM: Yours truly, doing my thing. (Picture taken for me by my client.)
2:15 PM: Yours truly, doing my thing. (Picture taken for me by my client.)
3:30 PM: Finished tattoo. Once she heals, her flesh colors will look less... red.
3:30 PM: Finished tattoo. Once she heals, her flesh colors will look less... red.
6:30 PM: My second tattoo of the day. It was cartoon day, apparently!
6:30 PM: My second tattoo of the day. It was cartoon day, apparently!
8:37 PM: This opens this Wednesday. Thank gawd! I never thought I'd be happy to see a Walmart open, but when the only other option you have SUCKS DONKEY BUTT, you'll welcome anything. Yes Marvin's IGA, I'm talking about you!
8:37 PM: This opens this Wednesday. Thank gawd! I never thought I'd be happy to see a Walmart open, but when the only other option you have SUCKS DONKEY BUTT, you'll welcome anything. Yes Marvin's IGA, I'm talking about you!
8:42 PM: The banana plants the Husbear planted have gotten... big. And I really need to get that tire replaced. Still.
8:42 PM: The banana plants the Husbear planted have gotten... big. And I really need to get that tire replaced. Still.
8:46 PM: My dinner looks like... something.
8:46 PM: My dinner looks like... something.
8:52 PM: The Husbear's backside.
8:52 PM: The Husbear's backside.

And your baker's dozen:

8:52 PM: Someone wants back inside from her potty break.
8:52 PM: Someone wants back inside from her potty break.

Until next time...
Erik

12 of 12, June 2014 edition

My thirtieth "12 of 12".

The 12 of 12 challenge was created by Chad Darnell and picked up from a number of random bloggers who then linked back to him and vice versa. Chad stopped doing the 12 of 12 links in December of 2011, but passed the torch to someone else who sadly hasn't been keeping up with it. So as always, I'm giving my shout-out to Blobby of Blobby's Blog as he is the one who inspired me to do it.

All pictures were taken with my iPhone 4S.

12:24 AM: Seriously. She perches on the back of the chair like she's a cat. But at least she's not trying to eat my feet when she's over there.
12:24 AM: Seriously. She perches on the back of the chair like she's a cat. But at least she's not trying to eat my feet when she's over there.
1:48 AM: Why are you yelling at me?
1:48 AM: Why are you yelling at me?
9:43 AM: Coolest invitation ever. I hope I can go. And wear a fez.
9:43 AM: Coolest invitation ever. I hope I can go. And wear a fez.
10:06 AM: Another perch-er. She likes to hide back there, and scare the hell out of people when they use our bathroom. Yes, there's a TV in the bathroom.
10:06 AM: Another perch-er. She likes to hide back there, and scare the hell out of people when they use our bathroom. Yes, there's a TV in the bathroom.
10:30 AM: The only grocery in our town. For now. And I'm not a fan. It's dirty, a lot of the food is close to the expiration date, and it's expensive. But on the upside, there was a hot man with a most excellent beard in there this morning. I should have taken a picture of him!
10:30 AM: The only grocery in our town. For now. And I'm not a fan. It's dirty, a lot of the food is close to the expiration date, and it's expensive. But on the upside, there was a hot man with a most excellent beard in there this morning. I should have taken a picture of him!
11:07 AM: Today's work selfie. I'm a little bit... ruffled.
11:07 AM: Today's work selfie. I'm a little bit... ruffled.
1:47 PM: The replacement extension cord for my iPhone came in the mail today. So I ripped out the console between clients and changed it out. I have music in stereo from my phone again!
1:47 PM: The replacement extension cord for my iPhone came in the mail today. So I ripped out the console between clients and changed it out. I have music in stereo from my phone again!
6:11 PM: Almost done with this tattoo. Finally! One more session to go.
6:11 PM: Almost done with this tattoo. Finally! One more session to go.
7:24 PM: A fun little geometrical design for a client who is supposed to come in next week, but I had a small opening and called him in.
7:24 PM: A fun little geometrical design for a client who is supposed to come in next week, but I had a small opening and called him in.
9:12 PM: And the completed tattoo. We will be adding other designs to it in the future.
9:12 PM: And the completed tattoo. We will be adding other designs to it in the future.
10:31 PM: The only gym in my town. I pass it on the way to work and the way home. And I finally joined. It's open 24 hours at least.
10:31 PM: The only gym in my town. I pass it on the way to work and the way home. And I finally joined. It's open 24 hours at least.
11:37 PM: I think there's more alcohol in our fridge than anything else. But I wouldn't be gambrinous without it.
11:37 PM: I think there's more alcohol in our fridge than anything else. But I wouldn't be gambrinous without it.

Until next time...
Erik

Pic a Day in May: May 30, 2014

I had to run across the street to grab some Coricidin today because my nose is running. And I saw this little guy there while I was shopping. So I had to buy it. Memories of my childhood.

Shrinking...
Shrinking...

Although I miss the toys when they were big and metal.


Jim of Jim's Stuff started the "Pic a Day in May" challenge two years ago. I did it then, and last year, and felt like I'd do it again this year. Since that's all I pretty much post these days.

Other bloggers that I follow who are playing along:
Jim of Jim's Stuff
Blobby of Blobby's Blog
Sean of Idle Eyes and a Dormy
Kelly of Rambling along in life... with a Stern point of view
Erik of The Electronic Replicant
Sean of Just a Jeep Guy


Until next time...
Erik